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Adkins applies to drug possession defense

While the Indiana Court of Appeals unanimously agreed a defendant charged with possessing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school only has the burden of placing the issue of statutory defense in question where the state's evidence hasn't done so, the court split in affirming the defendant's possession conviction.

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Jefferson courts granted emergency relief

The Indiana Supreme Court granted emergency relief Thursday to Jefferson County courts pursuant to Administrative Rule 17. Jefferson County trial courts and clerk filed the petition with the high court following a fire that severely damaged the courthouse in Madison.

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Fire closes courts at historic courthouse

A fire heavily damaged historic Jefferson County Courthouse Wednesday evening. Remodeling and restoration to the courthouse and cupola were completed yesterday and bunting made by women in the Indiana Department of Correction was scheduled to be hung Friday.

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Courthouse commission members named

Gov. Mitch Daniels and Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard have selected the members of the Courthouse Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission will advise county officials on caring for Indiana's historic courthouses and provide recommendations on how they can be preserved.

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